Posts tagged with "Mike Jacobs"

Bill would reconfigure DeKalb County sales tax

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 9, 2015

Whenever a new city forms in DeKalb County, it eats into a special sales tax that funds infrastructure improvements. Now state Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, has introduced a bill recommended by the DeKalb County Operations Task Force that’s intended to fairly distribute the 1 percent Homestead Option Sales Tax. It would designate the current HOST tax to […]

UPDATED: Briarcliff, Lakeside can’t reach deal with Tucker

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 16, 2014

A day after a missing a deadline set by the state Legislature, three groups looking to create new DeKalb County cities reported that they can’t come to a mutual agreement about their maps. The supporters of Briarcliff and Lakeside said they will make an announcement Monday about their proposal to create a city that combines […]

Court ruling clarifies annexation debate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 29, 2014

In 2013, Chamblee and Brookhaven both annexed the same area, the 100 acres of Century Center property located off I-85 at Clairmont Road. The question of which city’s annexation would be legally enforceable has percolated in the background as Decatur, Avondale Estates and Atlanta consider adding territory to their boundaries. Brookhaven annexed the property in October 2013 after […]

At town hall, delegation member pledges DeKalb reforms

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 22, 2014

This story has been updated First things first, state Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, said during an Oct. 21 town hall with other members of the DeKalb delegation. Before legislation to create a new city of Tucker, Briarcliff or Lakeside comes up for discussion, the delegation must fix DeKalb. Jacobs said proposals to reform the county’s […]

Owners of 41 out of 54 properties prefer Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2014

The city of Decatur recently received an annexation petition from property owners with land along East Ponce de Leon, DeKalb Industrial Way, Laredo, Pine Street and Rio Circle. According to a copy of the petition Decaturish obtained via open records request, it has the signatures of owners representing 40 properties out of 54. The petition organizer, Decatur Self […]

Next year – Tucker, Lakeside compromise dies

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 17, 2014

This could be all she wrote for bills that would give voters an opportunity to incorporate cities of Tucker and Lakeside. Tucker 2014 reported via its Facebook page today that Sen. Fran Millar withdrew his senate bill for Lakeside. State Rep. Mike Jacobs said a compromise between Tucker and Lakeside faced significant legislative “hurdles.” The […]

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